Framed & Festive Cottage Wreaths
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I had a kit left over from classes this month, so I decided to do something with it. We used the Apple Harvest Stamp Set with this at classes (minus the Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper [DSP]), but I decided to create a Christmas card with the leftovers.
To create this card, I first colored the stripes in the Rustic Harvest Designer Series Paper (DSP) with Shaded Spruce and Real Red Stampin’ Blends. I attached this to a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Boughs of Holly DSP.
Next, I created the wreath. I stamped the grapevine wreath from the Cottage Wreaths Stamp Set in Early Espresso Classic Ink on Basic White Cardstock. You can’t really see it, even in the “live” version. I just wanted a guide for my wreath. I used the pine bough stamp from the Christmas Season Stamp Set to stamp the wreath repeatedly in Shaded Spruce Classic Ink. The five sets of berries from the Cottage Wreaths Stamp Set are stamped in Real Red Classic Ink on Basic White Cardstock and die-cut with the Country Wreaths Dies. I also used the Country Wreaths Dies to die-cut the finished wreath and the Real Red bow.
So I would love to say I had this great idea and it all came together in just a few minutes. And that’s kind of true, but not exactly. Had I made it all at once, I would have stamped the sentiment (from the Framed & Festive Stamp Set) on the “negative” circle from the die-cut wreath. But – that’s not how this all happened. I stamped and die-cut the wreath and the berries, colored the DSP, and then I put it away for the night. When I came back to it today, I had the brainstorm to add the Shaded Spruce sentiment and Boughs of Holly DSP. The die-cut center of the wreath was in the trash can from yesterday, and I just didn’t feel like digging through trash to find it. So instead, I die-cut the sentiment using one of the Layering Circles Dies and adhered it to the center of the wreath. I also added a few Gold Adhesive Backed Swirls. These embellishments and the Framed & Festive Stamp Set, as well as the Framed Florets Stamp Set and Dies and Fitting Florets DSP are part of the Fitting Florets Collection that will be available November 1. It’s a pre-release from the January-June Mini Catalog, and you’re going to love it!
I am really pleased with the way this turned out, and it’s nothing at all like the class card (which I don’t have a picture of). I simply changed the stamp set/dies and added a piece of DSP. Easy!
(Note: The Framed & Festive Stamp Set and Gold Adhesive Backed Swirls aren’t available until November – except for demonstrators, and this is another great reason to join my team! You can add this collection to your starter kit, too! – so they won’t show up in the product list.)
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Buffy, what a lovely Christmas card! I l love the colored DSP stripes.
This is a beautiful Christmas card, Buffy. I love how you colored the stripes and the gold swirls are a nice addition.
Thanks, Susan! I’ve been having a lot of fun coloring DSP.
Those rich reds are gorgeous! Such a pretty card ready for holiday sending 🙂
Thanks, Deborah! Another “let the DSP do the work” card. (I love those!)